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What is computer science?

Computer science is the study of computer systems and their rapidly expanding role in households, businesses, and government agencies around the world. As computers have expanded into all aspects of daily life, computer scientists are needed to improve user interfaces, digital networks, data storage, cybersecurity, and web design. We focus on understanding the diverse properties of computer systems used in medical diagnosis, scientific visualization, biological simulation, artificial intelligence, and engineering design.

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a worthwhile investment for professional growth and future employment. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for this field is $97,430 and related jobs are projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than most other occupations.

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Computer Science Careers

What can you do with a computer science degree?

Computer science careers include:

  • Software engineers and software developers
  • Computer systems analysts who manage databases and organize information
  • Scientists who develop algorithms and write programs that solve complex problems
  • Engineers who develop the hardware necessary to run businesses, government agencies, and private institutions
Sectors with high demand for computer scientists
  • Financial planning
  • Banking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data warehousing and mining
  • eCommerce
  • Encryption and security
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Expert systems
  • Robotics
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Scientific visualization
  • Medical diagnosis and treatment
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer-assisted design
  • Computer education
Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Many students with a computer science degree go on to attend graduate school part time with the support of their employers. Some of the companies that employ King’s graduates include Prudential Asset Management, Keane Inc., EDS, Sanchez Computer Associates, Phillip Morris, and Hughes Defense Industries.

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What Makes the King’s Computer Science Program Different?

The King’s College Math and Computer Science Department in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., offers a Bachelor of Science in computer science that is designed to help you develop the analytical skills and computer expertise vital to both private and public employers. Our computer science curriculum teaches you to understand computing as an intellectual discipline and how to use your knowledge to solve technical problems and drive innovation in a variety of fields.

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Computer Science Major Resources

Computer Science Student Organizations

  • King's College Coding Club
  • Mathematics and Computer Science Club

Contact Us

Janine Janoski, Ph.D.
Department Chairperson

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